City of Campbell River increasing access to Ken Forde boat ramp
Ken Forde boat ramp (Photo supplied by: Ethan Morneau, MyCampbellRiverNow.com staff)
You’ll soon be able to use Campbell River’s Ken Forde boat ramp again.
The city says it’s working to remove gravel washed up on the ramp which will allow the facility to be operational for the remainder of the summer.
Following an assessment by a qualified environmental professional, it’s set to be cleared at the next sufficiently low tide.
That’s anticipated to be July 19th to 21st.
The gravel that collects on the ramp is then used for shoreline restoration elsewhere in the community.
At a June 29th meeting, council reconsidered the decision to provide only limited non-trailer access.
The earlier decision to remove only logs and wood debris providing access for smaller vessels that don’t require a trailer, such as canoes and kayaks, was among cost-saving measures endorsed this spring.